While in Albuquerque, the wife and I took the tram up to Sandia Peak. The difference in elevation was about 4,000 feet and the difference in temperature was about 30 degrees.
Almost 2 miles up although it doesn't look it since ABQ's elevation varies from 4,900ft to over 6,700ft.
NE Albuqurque is in the background as one car descends (on the left) and another ascends (on the right).
Trees grow on a cliff beneath a shelter on top of the Sandia mountains.
Clouds roll by over Sandia Peak.
A view of Albuquerque from Sandia Peak.
At the top of the tramway on Sandia Peak.
Looking south along the ridge line of the Sandia mountains.
A tram car pulls into the landing at Sandia Peak.
It is not uncommon for tram employees to ride the tram "al fresco".
I got a pic of myself before entering the tram car to head back to ABQ.